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American Express is Giving Away $10 Checks

October 6, 2011
by Kyle Taylor
Founder
$10 Dollar bill

Here’s a cool way to make an easy $10. American Express has launched a new, online payment system called Serve. It’s similar to Paypal, but Serve is handing out $10 checks in a genius marketing maneuver to gain new members.

I remember Paypal doing this when they first launched, but they only gave you $5 to join. Suck it Paypal.

The fine print says that the last day to claim your free $10 is tomorrow, October 7th. However, I’ve seen them extend the date once before…

Here’s how to do it:

– Create a Serve account. It’s just an name, email address, etc.

– Answer one question correctly in Serve’s Money Mover trivia game. The trivia questions are pretty easy and they will let you keep playing until you get one right.

– Once you correctly answer a question, type in your email address (use the same one associated with your Serve account)

– Within a couple of hours, Serve will send you an email with instructions on how to claim your $10

– Once you receive the email, log in to your account, click “notifications,” and then click “accept” to claim your $10.

You can then request a check from Serve or you can set up a ACH deposit and you will have your $10 within a couple of days. I did this last week and the whole process took me about 10 minutes. And yes, I got my $10, which I later happily took to Chipotle for lunch. :)

Side note: I have absolutely no relationship with Serve or American Express. Just a freebie alert from me to you.

Good Luck Penny Hoarders!

by Kyle Taylor
Kyle is the founder of ThePennyHoarder.com

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